Having just sold its 100 millionth iPod, Apple tops the MP3 category in the 'US Top Selling Computer Hardware for February 2007' report. But it's not all good news for Apple. Despite a strong showing in January, in February 2007 the company doesn't even feature in the laptop category.
In January 2007 Apple was ranked in fifth place for total dollar volume and unit share of laptop sales, with 10.1 percent of the US laptop sales in that month. Apple was preceded by Gateway, Lenovo, Toshiba, with HP in first place.
In February HP retains top spot with 28.5 percent, Toshiba is in second with 22 percent, Compaq (10.3 percent), Gateway (9.3 percent) and finally Lenovo (7.7 percent).
Apple benefitted from 72.3 percent of all US MP3 player sales in February. In second place is Sandisk (9.7 percent), Creative Labs (2.7 percent) and Samsung (2.5 percent). Microsoft’s Zune was in fifth place, also with 2.5 percent of the US market.
In January 2007 Apple achieved a slightly larger 72.7 percent of the MP3 player market. Sandisk was in second place with 8.9 percent, Microsoft had 3.2 percent, Creative Labs 2.9 percent and Samsung 2.0 percent.
Sales of Microsoft’s Zune MP3 player slipped considerably in February.